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- Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00
As Beirut exploded with the bombs and violence of a ruthless civil war in the ?80s, a nine-year-old Salma Abdelnour and her family fled Lebanon to start a new life in the States. Ever since then? even as she built a thriving career as a food and travel writer in New York City?Salma has had a hunch that Beirut was still her home. She kept dreaming... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99
Essays on memory by the author of Our of Egypt "We remember not because we have something we wish to go back to, nor because memories are all we have. We remember because memory is our most intimate, most familiar gesture. Most people are convinced I love Alexandria. In truth, I love remembering Alexandria. For it is not Alexandria that is beautiful.... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; Not Available
Award-winning filmmaker and writer Sophia Al-Maria?s The Girl Who Fell to Earth is a funny and wry coming-of-age memoir about growing up in between American and Gulf Arab cultures. With poignancy and humor, Al-Maria shares the struggles of being raised by an American mother and Bedouin father while shuttling between homes in the Pacific Northwest... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
A historical survey of the Iraqi media from its beginning up to the present day, focusing on the post-2003 media scene and the political and societal divisions that occurred in Iraq after US-led occupation. Investigates the nature of the media outlets and offers an analysis of the way Iraqi satellite channels covered the 2010 general elections. more...
- Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 14.57
Ostentatious, glam, materialistic, and tax free, Dubai is one of the most popular overseas locations for expatriate professionals. But although Dubai's population is made up of 75% expats compared to 25% locals, there is still an old town, away from the artificial world of glass skyscrapers shooting up towards the sky. The souks, the heart of urban... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00
Caught up in a terrifying war, facing choices of life and death, two Iraqi sisters take us into the hidden world of women?s lives under U.S. occupation. Through their powerful story of love and betrayal, interwoven with the stories of a Palestinian American women?s rights activist and a U.S. soldier, journalist Christina Asquith explores one of the... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 6.49
Bahrain is beautiful, for many reasons- but it is mainly beautiful, in my eyes, because it is a country that embraces. The historical and cultural metamorphosis of this island is reflected in the aggregate of identities, accents and mini-cultures. Like the pearl, Bahrain has many layers and that only further adds to its lustre. The past attests to... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 19.95
Sun, sea, shopping, roaring nightlife, the world's tallest building, seven-star resort hotels and sprawling championship golf courses… these all come to mind when thinking about Dubai, the newest and most luxurious hotspot for business and leisure. But what lurks behind this glitzy glamour-town? Raymond Barrett investigates, and finds some fascinating... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 17.95
'Her remarkable intellectual abilities and masculine demeanour make Persian Pictures, her first publication on an Eastern subject , all the more interesting.' - Geoffrey Nash When Gertrude Bell's uncle was appointed Minister in Tehran in 1891, she declared that the great ambition of her life was to visit Persia. Several months later, she did. And... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 12.75
CultureShock! United Arab Emirates orientates you into a country that is moving forward at a breathtaking pace unlike any other. The thriving economy attracts a large and diverse expatriate workforce, while luxurious hotels, spectacular skyscrapers and top-class shopping places continue to draw tourists from all corners of the globe. Beneath this cosmopolitan... more...